While he was in London, Mitt Romney told ABC News that he couldn't remember if he'd ever paid less than 13.9 percent in taxes. He promised to go back and look, and today he finally gave an answer: yes, he has paid less than 13.9 percent—13 percent, to be precise. But he still won't release his tax returns to substantiate his claim.
The fascination with taxes I've paid I find to be very small-minded compared to the broad issues we face. But I did go back and look at my taxes and over the past ten years, I never paid less than 13 percent. I think the most recent year is 13.6 or something like that. So I've paid taxes every single year. Harry Reid's charge is totally false. I'm sure waiting for Harry to put up whoever told him. I don't believe it for a minute by the way. But every year I've paid at least 13 percent and if you add in addition the amount that goes to charity, why the amount goes well above 20 percent.Okay, Mitt. We've heard your claim. Now, where's the proof?